im·​pact·​ful | \ im-ˈpakt-fəl How to pronounce impactful (audio) , ˈim-ˌpakt-fəl \

Definition of impactful

: having a forceful impact : producing a marked impression impactful song lyrics impactful humanitarian efforts Fashion loves a big expansive gesture, but a small one can be pretty impactful, too.— Mark Holgate

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Examples of impactful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These are all impactful and desirable government interventions. Michael Mina, Time, 10 Sep. 2021 TikTok is all about being short, quick and impactful. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 The Jungle is a seminal American novel, meticulously researched and famously impactful (though that impact took the shape of food-preparation reform more than the national reexamination of capitalism Upton Sinclair had intended). Sarah Schutte, National Review, 6 Sep. 2021 This is for someone that was incredibly influential, impactful, important to this person's life., 1 Sep. 2021 At their best, MTV’s reality shows were not only entertaining but impactful in teenagers’ lives. Michelle Delgado, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 Aug. 2021 It was founded upon a hypothesis that making athletes feel comfortable sharing their personal stories would drive impactful conversations in sports. New York Times, 2 Mar. 2021 So many impactful conversations yield remarkable ideas and so many of those ideas never leave that room. Fortune, 24 Nov. 2020 This is for someone that was incredibly influential, impactful, important to this person's life. Hannah Chubb,, 30 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of impactful

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Impactful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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